WHEREAS, on or about May 7, 2007, the Governor of the State of Missouri declared a flood emergency pursuant to his authority under Section 44.010(4), RSMo; and
WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is charged by law with protecting and enhancing the quality of Missouri's environment and with enforcing a variety of environmental rules and regulations;
WHEREAS, in a prompt effort to respond to the flood emergency and also to expedite the cleanup and recovery, it is necessary to adjust certain environmental rules and regulations on a temporary and short-term bases; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Matt Blunt, Governor of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby issue the following order:
The Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is vested with full discretionary authority to temporarily waive or suspend the operation of any statutory or administrative rule or regulation currently in place under his purview in order to best serve the interest of public health and safety during the period of this flood emergency and the subsequent recovery period. The authority granted this Order shall remain in effect for the duration of the flood emergency.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 7th day of May, 2007.
[Matt Blunt's signature]
[Robin Carnahan's signature]
Secretary of State